Sermons

Readable version of sermons:

September 17, 2017 “A Way Out of No Way: Blessing” Genesis 12:1-9

September 10, 2017 “A Way Out of No Way: Saved” Genesis 6:16-22;9:8-15

September 3, 2017 “Parables of Jesus: Spaghetti on the Wall” Luke 8:5-8;11-15

August 27, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available. 

August 20, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available. 

August 13, 2017 “Parables of Jesus: Reversals That Pinch” Matthew 20:1-16

August 6, 2017 “Parables of Jesus: Observing the Hidden” Matthew 13:31-33;44-52

July 30, 2017 ” The Outsiders: The Neighbor” Luke 10:25-37

July 23, 2017 ” The Outsiders: The Travelers” Luke 10:1-11;16-20

July 16, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

July 9, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

July 2, 2017 “The Outsiders: The Humble” Luke 7:36-8:3

June 25, 2017 “The Outsiders: The Lonely” Luke 7:11-17

June 18, 2017 “The Outsiders: The Worthy” Luke 7:1-10

June 11, 2017 “Emerge: Fly – Daring New Heights” Mark 2:1-12

June 4, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

May 28, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

May 21, 2017 “Emerge: Claiming New Possibilities” Luke 1:5-25

May 14, 2017 “Emerge: Open – Into the Light” Genesis 17:1-7, 15-27

May 7, 2017 “Emerge: Coming Out – Leaving Comfortable Places” Luke 1:26-38

April 30, 2017 “Emerge: Tombs & Cocoons” John 20:1-18

April 23, 2017 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

April 16, 2017 “24 Hours That Changed the World – Christ the Victor” Mark 16:1-6

April 9, 2017 “Once Upon A Tree” Cantata No copy available.

April 2, 2017  Guest Preacher, no copy available.

March 26, 2017 “24 Hours That Changed the World – Jesus, Barabbas & Pilate” Mark 15 (selected)

March 19, 2017 “24 Hours That Changed the World – Condemned by the Righteous” Mark 14 (selected)

March 12, 2017 “24 Hours That Changed the World – The Garden of Gethsemane” Mark 14:26-42

March 5, 2017 “24 Hours That Changed the World – The Last Supper” Mark 14:12, 22-25

March 1, 2017 Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2017 “Camp Sunday” Guest Preacher, no copy available.

February 19, 2017 “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Leave Room for Dessert”

February 12, 2017 “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Make My Day” Micah 6:1-8

February 5, 2017 “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Altars, Altars, Everywhere!” Psalm 84:1-4/Psalm 112

January 29, 2017 “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Walk With God” Deut. 30/Psalm 119

January 22, 2017  “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Lighten Up!” Isaiah 9:1-4

January 15, 2017 “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Soothe a Savage” Psalm 40:1-11

January 08, 2017 “Fresh Start – Overcoming SAD – Flip the Switch” Isaiah 60:1-6

January 1, 2017  Guest Preacher, no copy available.

December 24, 2016 “Under Wraps – God is Joyful” Luke 2:1-20

December 18, 2016 – Christmas Cantata

December 11, 2016 “Under Wraps – God is Jealous” Deut. 6:13/Luke 10:27

December 4, 2016 “Under Wraps – God is Dangerous” Nahum 1:2-3/Matthew 2:1-3

November 27, 2016 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

November 20, 2016 “Moving Out of Scare City – Altars Everywhere” 1 Timothy 6:18-19

November 13, 2016 “Moving Out of Scare City – The Other Side of the Tracks” Acts 15:6-11

November 6, 2016 “Moving Out of Scare City – Around Every Corner” Isaiah 41:2-10

October 30, 2016 “Moving Out of Scare City – Tower of Power” Genesis 11:1-9

October 23, 2016 “Laity Sunday” No copy available.

October 16, 2016 “Who Are You? Go Beyond” Matthew 5:38-48

October 9, 2016 “Who Are You? Create Right Relationships” Matthew 5:21-26

October 2, 0216 “Who Are You? Embodying Beatitude Living” Matthew 5:1-12

September 25, 2016 “Who Are You? Claim Your Vocation” Matthew 4:18-22

September 18, 2016 “Who Are You? Know Your Name” John 1:35-42

September 11, 2016 ” The 15th Anniversary of 9/11: Whom Shall I Fear” Psalm 27

September 4, 2016 “The Prayer of Jesus – As We Forgive” Matthew 6:10

August 28, 2016 “The Prayer of Jesus – Deliver Us” Matthew 6:13

August 14, 2016 “The Prayer of Jesus – On Earth as it is in Heaven” Matthew 6:10

August 7, 2016 “The Prayer of Jesus – Abba” Matthew 6:9

July 31, 2016 “We Live, We Love – Reconciled” Gen. 45:1-15

July 24, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available. 

July 17, 2016 “We Live, We Love – Betrayal” Gen. 37:1-4;12-28

July 10, 2016 “We Live, We Love – Face to Face” Gen. 33:1-16

July 3, 2016 “We Live, We Love – Wrestling With God” Gen. 32:22-32

June 26, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available.

June 19, 2016 “We Live, We Love: Birth Order” Gen. 25:21-34

June 12, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available.

June 5, 2016 “We Live, We Love: Looking Back” Gen. 19:15-24

May 29, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available.

May 22, 2016 “We Live, We Love: Leaving Home” Gen. 3:8-13,22-24

May 15, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available.

May 8, 2016 “Leading Causes of Life: Not Just Wishful Thinking – Hope” Psalm 42

May 1, 2016 “Leading Causes of Life – Blessing” 1 Peter 3:8-10

April 24, 2016 “Leading Causes of Life: We Do, We Live – Agency” John 15:14-16

April 17, 2016 “Leading Causes of Life: Purpose & Meaning – Coherence” Luke 4:17-19

April 10, 2016 “Leading Causes of Life: Healing Touch – Connection” Colossians 3:12-17

April 3, 2016 “Leading Causes of Life: Choose life!” Luke 24:1-12

March 27, 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – The Shock of God’s Unexpected Choice” Luke 24:13-35

March 20, 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – The Final Week” Mark 11:7-10

March 13, 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – Sinners, Outcasts & the Poor” John 4:5-15

March 6, 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – Calming the Storm” Mark 4:35-41

February 28, 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – Proclaiming the Kingdom” Mark 1:14-15

February 21, 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – The Healing Ministry” Mark 1:29-39

February 14. 2016 “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus – Baptism & Temptation” Mark 1:9-13

February 7, 2016 “A United Methodists Path: The Way of Witness” John 1:35-51

January 31, 2016 “A United Methodists Path: The Way of Service” Ephesians 4:1-16

January 24, 2016 “A United Methodists Path: Gifts: Financial Generosity” Proverbs 11:24-25

January 17, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available.

January 10, 2016 “A United Methodists Path: The Path of Biblical Prayer” Luke 11:1-4

January 3, 2016 – Guest Preacher, no copy available.

December 27, 2015 “Finding Bethlehem in the Midsts of Bedlam: Losing Jesus” Luke 2:41-52

December 25, 2015  “Finding Bethlehem in the Midsts of Bedlam: Minding the Light” John 1:1-5

December 20, 2015 “Finding Bethlehem in the Midsts of Bedlam: The Precious Memories of Christmas” Luke 2:1-7

December 13, 2015  Christmas Cantata – No sermon

December 6, 2015 “Finding Bethlehem in the Midsts of Bedlam: Christ Came to Set Us Free” Galatians 5:13-15

November 29, 2015 “Finding Bethlehem in the Midsts of Bedlam:Bethlehem or Bedlam” Isaiah 9:2-7

November 22, 2015 “Deprived Thanksgiving” Matthew 6:25-33

November 15, 2015 “Offensive Generosity” Matthew 20:1-16

November 8, 2015 “Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money: Give All You Can” Luke 19:1-10

November 1, 2015 “For All The Saints” Hebrews 12:1-3

October 25, 2015 “Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money: Save All You Can” Luke 12:12-31

October 18, 2015 “Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money: Earn All You Can” Luke 16:1-13

October 11. 2015 “Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money: More Money; More Wisdom” 1 Kings 3:3-14

October 4, 2015 “New Beginnings: The Joy of Starting Over” Luke 15:25-32

September 27, 2015 “New Beginnings: Living with Uncertainty” Genesis 12:1-9

September 20, 2015 “New Beginnings: Taking A Risk” Genesis 33:1-11

September 13, 2015 “New Beginnings: A Change of Heart: Acts 9:1-22

September 6, 2015 “God is Holding Your Life: God’s Love Endures Forever” psalm 136

August 30, 2015 “God is Holding Your Life: There Is A River” Psalm 46

August 23, 2015 “God is Holding Your Life: Desert Blues” Psalm 63

August 16, 2015 “God is Holding Your Life: Surely Goodness and Mercy” Psalm 23

August 9, 2015 “God is Holding Your Life” Psalm 121

August 2, 2015 Guest Preacher, no copy available.

July 26, 2015  Guest Preacher, no copy available.

July 19, 2015 “The Art of Neighboring: Forgiveness and Unity” Romans 12:1-9 John 17:20-26

July 12, 2015 “The Art of Neighboring: Open Doors” Luke 10:1-10 Matthew 17:1-9

July 5, 2015 “The Art of Neighboring: Posture is Everything” Luke 7:36-50 Matthew 5:14-16

June 28, 2015 “The Art of Neighboring: Moving Down the Line” Luke 5:27-32

June 21, 2015 “The Art of Neighboring: Overcoming Barriers” Luke 10:38-42

June 14, 2015 “The Art of Neighboring: The Call to Neighboring” Luke 10:25-37

June 7, 2015 Guest preacher, no copy available.

May 31, 2015 “A Place to Call Home: Residing in Love” John 15:9-17

May 24, 2015 “A Place to Call Home: What’s Mind is Yours” Acts 2:1-21

May 17, 2015  Guest preacher, no copy available.

May 10, 2015 “A Place to Call Home: Alway’s Room for One More” Acts 8:26-40

May 3, 2015 “A Place to Call Home: A Place at the Table” John 10:11-18 & Psalm 23

April 26, 2015 “A Place to Call Home: You’re Family” Luke 24:36b-48

April 19th, 2015 “A Place to Call Home: All Are Welcome” John 20:19-31

April 12, 2015  Guest preacher, no copy available.

April 5, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing God’s Possibilities” John 11:17-26

March 29, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing God’s Way” John 14:1-12

March 22, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing God’s Power” John 15:1-11

March 15, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing God’s Care” John 10:11-18

March 8, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing God’s Guidance” John 8:12-20

March 1, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing God’s Satisfaction” John 6:27-35

February 22, 2015 “The God We Can Know: Knowing the Great I Am” Exodus 3:1-14

February 15, 2015 “Bread. Bath & Beyond” Mark 9:2-9

February 8, 2015 “Bread, Bath & Beyond: Beyond the Hype” Mark 1:40-45

February 1, 2015 “Bread, Bath & Beyond: Beyond the Boundaries”

Psalm 51:10 & Mark 1:21-28

January 25, 2015 “Bread, Bath & Beyond: Beyond the Horizon” Mark 1:14-20

January 18, 2015 “Bread, Bath & Beyond: Beyond Belief” John 1:43-52, 6:42

January 11, 2015 “Bread, Bath & Beyond: Bath” Mark 1:4-11 & Acts

January 4, 2015 “Bread, Bath & Beyond: Bread” Matthew 26:26-30 & Revelations 21:1-6a

December 28, 2014 “The Journey: Going Home” Luke 2:22-40

December 24, 2014 “The Journey: The Manger – Presence” Luke 2:1-10

December 21, 2014 “From Nazareth to Bethlehem: Perseverance” Luke 2:1-7

December 7, 2014 “The Journey:Matthew – Mercy” Matthew 1:18-24

November 30, 2014 “The Journey: Mary of Nazareth – Willingness”

November 25, 2014 “Shoes and Blackberries” Luke 17:11-19

November 23, 2014 “Outside My Own Little World: Start Living Right Now!” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, 16b

November 16, 2014 “Outside My Own Little World: Give Me Open Hands and Doors” Matthew 22:34-46

November 9, 2014 “Outside My Own Little World: I Don’t Want to Miss What Matters.” Matthew 25:35-46

November 2, 2014 “Outside My Own Little World: I Try to Stay Awake” Acts 20:17-20

October 26, 2014 “Outside My Own Little World: What if there’s a Greater Purpose?” Isaiah 1:17-20

October 19, 2014 “Precious in God’s Sight: Remembering Not to Forget.” Matthew 19:13-26

October 12, 2014 “Serving from the Heart: Experiances.” Romans 8:24-30

October 5, 2014 “Serving from the Heart: Individuality.” Mark 1:16-20

September 28, 2014 “Serving from the Heart: Dreams.” Isaiah 40:28-31

September 21, 2014 “Serving from the Heart: Resources.” Matthew 25:14-31

September 7, 2014 “Serving from the Heart: Spiritual Gifts.” 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

August 24, 2014 “My God is a Rock: Shelter of the Rock” Psalm 27:1-6

August 17, 2014 “My God is a Rock: Lead Me to the Rock.” Psalm 61

August 10, 2014 “My God is a Rock: Solid Rock.” Psalm 18

August 3, 2014 “Deep Well: Grow.” John 15:1-11

July 27, 2014 “Deep Well: Drink.” Psalm 42